Russ Proctor

Director, Retirement Solutions Division | Pacific Life Insurance Company

Russ joined Pacific Life in 2011 as a director in the Retirement Solutions Division. He is responsible for consulting with companies to reduce and remove financial risk inherent in their pension plans through the Pacific Life buy-out, buy-in, and insured LDI solutions. Russ also works with companies who have defined contribution plans, such as a 401(k) or 403(b) plan, to provide guaranteed lifetime income options for plan participants.
Prior to joining Pacific Life, Russ was a retirement consultant with more than 24 years of experience, most recently as a principal with Mercer Human Resource Consulting. He provided strategic retirement consulting on all aspects of pension, 401(k), and executive retirement plans. He also conducted asset-liability modeling studies for clients and co-authored several articles including one on Liability Driven Investing.
Russ holds a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science from Drake University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (FCA), and an Enrolled Actuary (EA). Russ is also a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.


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